Does The State of Ohio Have Damage Caps on Injury Claims?

The answer is yes! Ohio law states there is a maximum amount of money an individual can receive as payment for damages. However, without a personal injury lawyer in your corner – your case may never see the inside of a court room, much less yield the compensation you deserve.

My clients often come to me with a level of fear that is unimaginable because they are very unfamiliar with the legal process and never before had to pursue a personal injury case. The defending parties, such as corporations, medical institutions, insurance companies and other big players – have already ‘made it very clear’ that injured parties don’t have a legal leg to stand on, and it is best to take what they offer… if in fact they offer any compensation at all.

Contact me as soon as possible following an injury or accident.

The actions you take immediately following an injury or accident are critical. As soon as you are able, and preferably before speaking with any interested parties, contact me. As an experienced injury attorney, I will navigate the facts of your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. My clients get ’round the clock’ access to me, including my personal cell phone number.  I am there for you every step of the way!

There are damage award limitations for some injury claims.

In Ohio, the maximum compensation that can be awarded in an injury case is $250,000. This law was enacted in April of 2005 and has withstood the test of time. However, the most important facts is what this law does not apply to.

In the event of a catastrophic injury, such as paralysis, loss of limb, severe head injury and other similar occurrences, the $250,000 cap does not apply. This is due to the extenuating circumstances that often accompany these injuries. Life long care, lost wages and diminished future earning capacity all factor into this.

As your Ohio personal injury lawyer,  I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.
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Personal Injury Damage Caps in Ohio
Ohio Law states personal injury victims can receive a maximum compensation of $250,000 for their injuries. This damage cap does not apply to all personal injury claims, so it is critical to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can review the facts of your injury case. The difference could mean thousands, if not millions of dollars of monetary recovery.
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